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Tiny Rebellion Unveils New Branding for Hotwire

Santa Monica-based agency Tiny Rebellion has crafted a new, nationwide branding campaign for Hotwire, “centered on the happiness all types of travelers experience when scoring a fantastic deal.”

The larger branding campaign, with a budget of over $40 million for the year, includes a new logo and ““Hotels. Deals. Happiness.” tagline, as well as two distinct television campaigns: “How it Feels to Hotwire,” and “Hotwire 180.” Hotwire is also rolling out a new website, and mobile apps. Spots for “How it feels to Hotwire” begin airing today across over 30 cable networks. Both campaigns were inspired by real Hotwire travelers’ feedback and “illustrate how any traveler, seasoned Hotwire customers and new users alike, can reap the joyous benefits of discounted travel through the site.”

The second campaign, “Hotwire 180″ features Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris interviewing real travelers who are hesitant to use blind booking sites as he converts them to Hotwire enthusiasts once they learn they can save up to 60 percent on a four star hotel in a series of 30 and 15-second spots. Check out “How it feels to Hotwire” above and stick around for “Hotwire 180″ spots and agency credits after the jump. Read more

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Secret Weapon CD on Deutsch McDonald’s Campaign: ‘Flattering’ but ‘Annoying’

Anyone notice that the recent Taco Bell “Ronald McDonald” spot bears a very slight resemblance to this 2002 Secret Weapon ad for Jack in the Box?

Secret Weapon founder/creative director Richard Sittig did–and he told Felix Gilette of Bloomberg Businessweek all about it today.

You know you want some key quotes after the jump.

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Deutsch L.A., Ronald McDonald Love Taco Bell Breakfast

Deutsch L.A. teamed up with production company Moxie Pictures for a new broadcast campaign promoting Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu, coming on the heels of the brand’s digital campaign from Digitas.

Directed by Errol Morris, with editing from Rock Paper Scissors, the spots collect a group of individuals all named Ronald McDonald to share their thoughts on the new Taco Bell breakfast items. The Ronald McDonalds saying they love Taco Bell approach is used across the three spots in the campaign, and necessitates a “These Ronald McDonalds are not affiliated with McDonald’s corporation and were individually selected as paid endorsers of Taco Bell Breakfast, but man, they sure did love it.” disclaimer. That’s pretty much the entire campaign, the Ronald McDonald idea, but it’s a clever one and doesn’t feel especially stretched over the course of the three 30-second spots. It probably doesn’t have all that much more life in it, though, so hopefully it’s just Deutsch’s launch idea. Stick around for the “Waffle Taco” spot and credits after the jump. Read more

What Exactly is Ogilvy’s ‘Project Sunlight’ for Unilever?

Unilever, the international conglomerate producing over 400 products, hasn’t always had a sterling environmental and social record. In 2007, Greenpeace targeted the corporation for the deforestation of Indonesian rainforests linked to its sources of palm oil. The UN Environmental Programme called palm oil plantations the leading cause of deforestation in Indonesia. Then, in 2011, Unilver partnered with Proctor and Gamble in a European washing powder price-fixing scheme. About the best thing you could say about Unilever was “at least they’re not Nestlé.”

But in recent years Unilever has been doing a lot to change public perception and at least appear to work toward sustainability. They were a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and in 2012 announced that its sustainable palm oil target would be reached three years ahead of schedule, as well as promising “100% palm oil from certified traceable sources by 2020.” But a report issued last week by the International Labor Rights Forum and Sawit Watch found ”flagrant disregard for human rights at some of the very plantations the RSPO certifies as ‘sustainable.’” These human rights violations included “labor trafficking, child labor, unprotected work with hazardous chemicals, and long-term abuse of temporary contracts.”

So here we are a week later, on Universal Children’s Day, and Unilver has a new campaign called “Project Sunlight,” which it describes in a press release as appealing to everyone, but particularly parents, “encouraging them to join what Unilever sees as a growing community of people who want to make the world a better place for children and future generations” and “a new initiative to motivate millions of people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.”

At the center of Ogilvy London’s campaign is the video, directed by Academy Award-winning director Errol Morrisand scored with the worst Pixies cover you’ve ever heard, ”Why Bring A Child Into This World?.” which answers that question by stating that our grandchildren will live in a better place than we do. It’s a slick, well-produced 4:26 clip charged with sentimentality and promise, especially if you’re a new or expectant parent.

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Oreo Celebrates 100 Years By Targeting Adults’ Inner Child

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of Oreo, which was first founded in Chelsea, Manhattan on March 6, 1912. To honor the occasion, Draftfcb’s New York and Paris offices are rolling out a print and TV campaign to honor “Milk’s Favorite Cookie.”

The above spot, “Commute” debuted this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. In it, a cabal of children seek to disrupt an otherwise mellow, depressing morning train ride to work. Eventually, the buttoned-up working professionals partake in stacks of Oreos, learning to “celebrate the kid inside” with a feverish snacking session. Recently, I had a similar experience with some Girl Scout Thin Mints, and while I was smiling early on during my one-man cookie assault, I can say that the second half of the box didn’t go down quite as pleasantly as the first. A second TV spot, “School Board,” is set to debut tonight during The Bachelor.

Also included in the campaign is a series of 17 print ads. Each is a minimalistic interpretation of a events in Oreo’s history using only cookie, milk and a glass. See the full campaign, which includes nods to everything for Prohibition to Y2K, here.

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